Book Review – Finding the Fool: A Tarot Journey to Radical Transformation by Meg Jones Wall

Book Review

Finding the Fool:
A Tarot Journey to Radical Transformation

by Meg Jones Wall

Publisher: Weiser Books

286 Pages

Release Date: May 2, 2023





As an avid tarot card reader and collector, I was very happy to jump on the chance to read and review this book. I really enjoyed the Foreword, which is something not a lot of books I have read have, so I was very curious, and was not disappointed. I really enjoyed reading Theresa Reed’s story and experience with this book and her clear admiration for the author Meg Jones Wall.

Finding the Fool is not your traditional “book about tarot”, or “guide to tarot.” It is made clear from the beginning that is going to be very different. There are NO pictures in this book. When I first read that, I was immediately disappointed. I sat here for a minute, thinking “how is this a book about tarot with no pictures??” I love to look at the pictures in the tarot books because they are all so different, and you can pick up how the writer interpreted the cards, so I was really shocked there were no pictures! That being said, my feelings changed very quickly.

“Leave your preconceived notions at the door, grab your deck, and allow yourself to get to know the cards once again. In finding the Fool, we also find ourselves.” – Megan Jones Wall

This book is a map, it starts with identifying where you are in your path, helping you on the start of this new journey, and walking you through the entire process. You are taught numerology, astrology, elemental importance, different spreads, and of course traveling through the deck. With each card you are given their numerical correspondence, their elemental correspondence, the card’s key words, and my favorite-a journal prompt. I found the journal prompt and an excellent way to really identify personally with the cards and what they were trying to tell me. I have seen them in other books, however I felt in this book, the questions were much easier to relate to and to draw my own conclusions. They did not feel forced, or that the author was trying to get you to feel a certain way or draw you into their ideas. It really felt like it was just me, Spirit, and the cards, in my own thoughts and interpretations. For example:

“How can you hold space for all of your own emotions while allowing others to do the same?”

That was one of the prompts for the King of Cups. That is a very personal and emotional question, that many people avoid. I really like how this author does not leave the tough things out and really pushes the reader to be honest and work on themselves.

Finding the Fool is definitely a great way to learn and understand Tarot. I think it would be an excellent place for beginners to start, however, I do encourage those who consider themselves experienced or seasoned in tarot to take this journey through the cards with Meg Jones Wall. As someone who has been reading for over 15 years, I was able to grow with my own interpretations.

About the Author:

Meg Jones Wall is a queer, Brooklyn-based tarot reader, writer, photographer, and the creator of 3am.tarot. A columnist for Autostraddle and regular contributor to Astrology Answers, her work has also appeared in WIRED, Catapult Magazine, Luna Luna, Witchology, and more. Finding the Fool is her first book.



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About the Author:

Jade Perri is the owner and founder of Embrace Your Path. Jade is an eclectic Witch, who has been practicing for more than 10 years and offers guidance on an array of topics. She specializes in the art of divination. She is an enthusiastic teacher and offers classes and certification in many different areas. She also holds a special interest in animal communication and handmade custom poppets. She is an avid reader and her passion is the fantasy and British historical fiction genres. She is also the mother of two children, and likes to spend time with her husband.